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by Michelle Anne Schingler

D. A. Mishani’s "Three" is a gripping novel that begins with an affair and continues through the salacious surprises and everyday horrors of contemporary dating. What pains Orna most about her recent divorce is that her ex-husband is... Read More

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The Bitch

by Rebecca Hussey

In Pilar Quintana’s engrossing novel "The Bitch", a woman’s search for companionship leads her to an orphaned puppy. Damaris and her husband, Rogelio, have an uneasy, distant relationship. They live in a shack on a bluff near the... Read More

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by Monica Carter

Vertiginous and gritty, Andrzej Tichý’s novel "Wretchedness" depicts the seamier side of Europe’s society. Cody is a cellist for an avant-garde ensemble, and Tichý’s narrative weaves in and out of his drug-infused past. While... Read More

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by Meg Nola

Set during World War II, Endō Shūsaku’s novel "Sachiko" shifts from the fated city of Nagasaki to the horrors of Auschwitz, developing versatile individual and intersecting perspectives with compassion. Christianity is not native to... Read More

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The Joy of Sorcery

by Carol Booton

In Sten Nadolny’s masterful "The Joy of Sorcery", magic, love, and family illuminate a tragic time in world history. Pahroc is the sorcerer son of a Paiute Indian man and a Berliner woman. In a series of letters to his young... Read More

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Mansour's Eyes

by Laura Leavitt

Ryad Girod’s haunting novel, Mansour’s Eyes, is threaded with Middle Eastern cultural and geopolitical sagas. Hussein was an anguished observer on the day his friend, Mansour, was led through the streets and decapitated in the main... Read More

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